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Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

Recycling Renovations: New recycling policy is an improvement, but would benefit from clearer instructions

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

In this day and age, with the planet’s temperature consistently increasing and sea levels rising, it’s vital to make little changes to culminate to a greater overall effect. However, it’s not hard to accidentally throw away recyclable items like papers, magazines and bottles into a trash can. ...

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

Hear Our Voice: HiLite, other Indiana publications not immune to  censorship unless New Voices Bill passes this legislative season

November 16, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Top Story

In 2017, it failed. in 2018, it failed again. but in 2019, if we make a strong case to our representatives, House Bill 1130 may finally pass and finally restore freedom of the press to student journalism in Indiana’s schools. HB 1130, known as the “New Voices” bill, would provide scholastic journalists...

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

A Unique Promposal: CHS administration should work with students to enhance the prom experience

HiLite Staff

April 20, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, perspectives-top, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

Prom remains an integral part of the high school experience for the sake of aesthetic photos and adorable “promposals.” However, according to Cristen Cassler, prom coordinator and English teacher, there has been a recent downturn in prom attendance with 1,468 students attending in 2015 compared to...

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

No Harm, No Foul: Students should amend harsh criticism of administration’s response to dramatic events at CHS

HiLite Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

A string of several troubling events during the week of Feb. 12 caused students at this school to question the administration’s response. For example, Principal Tom Harmas released several different announcements throughout the week, which were often met with harsh criticism, either verbally or online,...

Rethinking Late Start: CHS administrators should reconsider length, frequency of late start

Rethinking Late Start: CHS administrators should reconsider length, frequency of late start

HiLite staff

February 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

This school has used the same late start strategy for years. Students have utilized this time to catch up on assignments while staff members have professional development time which is a time when department chairs can talk to their staff members. But while late starts allow Gold Wednesday’s school st...

Determining Delays: CHS Administration should be more consistent, clear regarding the explanations of delays, cancellations

Determining Delays: CHS Administration should be more consistent,  clear regarding the explanations of delays, cancellations

HiLite Staff

January 25, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

The doldrums of winter bring with them little satisfaction for students. The days are short, the weather is bleak and the third quarter of the school year has the fewest days off. However, retribution often comes in the form of precious delays and cancellations due to weather conditions. Students celebrate...

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

Giving Back. Donating to others is important all year round, not just during holiday season.

HiLite staff

December 14, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

Care to Share, the annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by the student senate, starts in November and ends right before finals week. Senate assigns the SRTs a goal value of money raised and collect funds throughout the entire month. SRTs then use money to buy gifts such as clothes and toys for peopl...

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

HiLite staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

Feeling tense on the Internet? it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current political climate in our society, with controversies constantly bringing tension to people all across the country. While such internal conflicts are far from being resolved, everyone should pause and remember that differences in opinions can...

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

HiLite staff

October 26, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

In just a few hundred years, our nation has fought through conflicts from the Revolutionary War, which began the country itself, to both World Wars, to the Korean and Vietnam Wars and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. But while not all of those conflicts have been popular, no matter what one’s political ...

Take a Stand: CHS should transition to less sedentary, more active classrooms.

Take a Stand: CHS should transition to less sedentary, more active classrooms.

HiLite Staff, Staff

September 21, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

As the new school year is in full swing, teachers and students are hard at work. While most students keep up with a moderately active lifestyle during the summer months, transitioning back into a school regime after summer break may take some adjusting. Sitting still for 90 minutes, four times a day may not ...

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

HiLite Staff, Staff

August 15, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

Step inside one of the many bathrooms of CHS, and it’s not unlikely that one will find stalls with broken locks, malfunctioning toilets with various marks and scratches and small puddles covering the bathroom floor. The faulty restroom dilemma has plagued CHS for years, and while other ameniti...